PRESTON AND BLACKPOOL: Live from court as man faces 'false police report' charge

Good morning and welcome to the Lancashire Post's live court blog, bringing you the latest from the Magistrates' Court, Preston Crown Court and Sessions House.

There are around 16 criminal courtrooms across Preston, as well as civil court rooms, and cases from across Lancashire's cities and towns - and sometimes Cumbria and Greater Manchester - are heard in them.

Crown Court

Crown Court